Neo has been an excellent stud dog and has produced some excellent puppies over the years. Very proud of our boy.
In December 2014, we travelled a 3000 mile return journey across Europe to Slovakia for our new import boy Neo. We have watched him grow from just a few days old and have been very excited waiting for the time for him to be able to complete his passport and come to England. We thank his breeder Zuzanna of the Kral'ovce kennel, for entrusting her precious baby in to our care and we promise to love and cherish him for the rest of his life. It was a great opportunity to meet his mother Alia, his Grandmother and his half sister Celine who both have beautiful temperaments, already we see a gentle temperament in Neo and this also seems to be the case with his Sire, Cipisek Coudy Leon Bohemia, in Czech Republic, we also wish to thank his owner Tereza and to congratulate her on her success with Coudy in Europe. He is now an International Champion.
Sadly Coudy passed away in 2019 at 10 years old.
This is a new and diverse pedigree that will work well with our girls, genetic diversity being a priority to us as breeders. We look forward to the future with this exceptional little boy who we love so much. It is always a gamble bringing in a male in the hope that he can be used in our breeding plans. Fortunately, he has passed all his health tests but most importantly, he was always going to be here with us forever, that was our promise to his breeder and one that we would keep!
At his first Champion show at the tender age of seven months, Neo was placed first in a very strong Puppy class, he qualified for Crufts 2016 Throughout his first year in the ring, Neo was placed at every show entered and against some very good quality youngsters. In January 2016 he qualified for Crufts 2017, but he wasn't placed at his first time in the ring at Crufts that year.
As a shorter male of 76cm at 3 years old, Neo has great movement, he loves working with Alan and they made a great team together while he was being shown. He was never overawed by the show ring, much preferring to be at home with his pack.
Neo is quiet in character, very friendly and loving, wanting kisses at bedtime, but he is aloof with strangers, needing time to weigh people up. He has no interest in anything outside his own family, he's very focused on us and won't leave our side when out on a walk. He is lovely to have around and is a very strong pack member but not dominant with the others. He is superb with the new youngsters that have arrived after him, he loves to teach them the ropes. One of four boys, he will only squabble over girlie perfume.
Neo has produced 10 litters in total, 6 litters with our own girls and they have some very nice puppies. In particular, the heads have been superb, good length of leg and great bone. With this combination of genetics, they seem to have produced mostly tall puppies so far. In 2016, Hele & Neo had the largest UK litter of 18 pups born, 17 live. He has consistently produced large litters. There are many photos of Neo's offspring in our yearly galleries.
In August 2018, Neo also sired a litter of 8 puppies at Bergleerson Leonbergers. In April 2019, he produced 10 puppies to the same Dam.
November 2021, Coco had 10, sable puppies from Neo. Both are imports from Europe with good genetics and qualities to bring to the breed. It was a lovely litter and Neo's last.
August 2022, Neo is now eight years old and retired from breeding. He has had some wonderful litters and we are very proud of him and proud to carry his line forward with our future breeding from his Grandaughter, Pagency Finholly Milly. He now enjoys his regular holidays away with us, nice country walks and lots of relaxing.
We have no idea why his breeder in Slovakia ceased contact with us in 2020. After sending photos and news of him with no reply or explanation, we gave up. Our experience of most breeders is that they cease contact about their pups after the first couple of years, especially if we don't bring them success in the ring. Somehow, a loving home isn't so important to others as it is to us. How rude for a breeder to not send them Birthday wishes! Very disappointing when people can see from his photos what a good life he has had with us over the last 8 years.
In January 2023, in a freak accident at home, Neo broke his jaw. It was an emergency, with his top left canine sticking out at a 45° angle. Emergency vets (Saturday afternoon) glued and stitched it all back together but he lost the canine tooth. The most surprising thing about this is that within five minutes of the accident, a vet actually arrived here who was visiting us that day. Before pleasantries were exchanged, Neo was examined and the info passed to our vet. What a lucky twist! It took around six weeks before he was signed off from our vet and back to eating normal again. They never cease to throw surprises at us. Such a worry as Neo is now over 8 years old.
August 16th 2023, Neo enjoyed his 9th Birthday and his favourite walk with Meg & Coco. We love this boy so much and we owe him the earth for what he has done for us. We can only hope and pray that he has more years to enjoy.
August 18th 2023, we have imported a Great Grandson of Neo from Canada. Judges Den Conquest Thorin has arrived.
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Sire: Cipisek Coudy Leon Bohemia
Dam: Alia Alba Leon Kral'ovce
LPN1 & 2 Clear
Eyes clear - August 2020
Hips: 2 : 3 = 5
Elbows: 0 : 0
Achievement's of Neo
10th December LKA Ch show 2017
Judge - Mrs S Sevastopulo
25th June Blackpool 2017
Judge - Mr Peter Jolley
22nd July Leeds 2016
Judge - Barry Croft
26th June Blackpool 2016
2nd place PGD in a very strong class of 10.
Judge- Frank Kane
10th June 2016 Three counties
Judge Andrew Brace
6th May 2016 Birmingham National
3rd place PGD
Judge - Dr Goran Bodegard
12th March 2016 Crufts
Judge - Steve Hall
16th January 2016 Manchester Ch show
2nd Place - Junior Dog
Judge - Mrs Glenda Smith
Critique - 2 Page's Darco Leon Kral'ovce Of Pagency. 17 mths, quite mature young man with a nice head, dark mask, eyes of good shape and colour, well off for bone and has a good top and underline, well balanced, sound on the move but could move with more vigour.
25th October Midland Counties Ch show
3rd Place- Junior Dog
Judge - Julia Strudwick
26th July 2015 Leeds Champ Show
2nd Place Puppy Dog
Judge - Mrs M Wildman
Critique - 2 Page's Darco Leon Kral'ovce Of Pagency (Imp). Another nice boy of 11 mths with typical head with correct ratio of muzzle to skull and good eyes and ears. He had a shapely well covered frame that was slightly longer than high but just a tad dippy at present and not as firm as winner. He moved steadily but was not handled to advantage.
24th May 2015 Bath Champ Show
2nd Place Puppy Dog
Judge- Mrs S Pollock-Yule
Critique - Promising boy, a bit roly poly under a harsh strand of coat which disguised his true profile, very good forehand and strong quarters and went smoothly.
20th May 2015 Kennel Club Bronze Award
25th April 2015 WELKS
MPD 1st place - Crufts qualifier 2016
PD Ist place
Judge - Jennie Davie
Critique: Presented a good outline. Head developing well. Correctly set ears, super eyes. Plenty of bone and good feet. Well laid back shoulders, strong rear enabling him to move with drive.
15th April 2015 KCGC Awards - Puppy Foundation